The sunniest morning of the Birdwatch so far was our morning at Hurdsfield Primary School. It was also the first Birdwatch that we have ever done based in an amphitheatre!
The morning began with an assembly – Leaders ‘built’ a Wildlife Explorer (we are getting good at that!) – complete with T-shirt, binoculars, dipping net and magnifying class. In preparation for the sessions outside the children also learned the method to count birds for the survey and the safety rules for using binoculars.
It was notable to see the increased numbers of blackheaded gulls and jackdaws circling the school around break-time. No doubt waiting for tasty morsels of dropped snacks that they may be able to collect.